Bus Tour Stop #4: Millers Creek, North Carolina
October 17th, 2011
05:59 PM ET

Bus Tour Stop #4: Millers Creek, North Carolina

From the bus tour pool report:

President Obama delivered remarks at West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, North Carolina calling on Congress to pass every element of the American Jobs Act, piece-by-piece, starting with the proposal to prevent teacher layoffs, keep police officers on the beat and keep firefighters on the job.

North Carolina could receive more than $900 million in teacher stabilization funds under the American Jobs Act which would support 13,400 jobs across the state. West Wilkes High School is located in Wilkes County, whose school district would receive an estimated $6.9 million of these funds for teacher jobs.

West Wilkes, a small, rural high school with approximately 700 students and 50 faculty, could benefit from this funding. The school has experienced large increases in class size in core subjects due to the loss of seven teaching positions in the past three years when state and local budgets were cut and educational spending was drastically reduced.  These cuts were part of the 121 classroom and administrative positions the Wilkes County School District lost over the past four years due to budget cuts.


soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Howard

    The dregs of society, malcontent, free loading 'occupiers' are publicly supported by the following:

    * The American NAZI party
    * The Communist party
    * The Socialist Party
    * Dictator, Hugo Chavez
    * Dictator, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    and ...

    * Dictator, and traitor, barack obama !!!

    October 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
    • jean2009

      Obama-Biden 2012

      October 17, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
      • Howard

        OH YEAH ...
        In addition to the Nazis, the commies, amadinajad, chavez, and obama ...
        you can now add jean, and liz carter, to those who publicly support the
        freeloading, malcontent, dregs of society, who are turning the streets of
        America into an open sewer !!!

        October 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You are one sick puppy Howard! I do so hate to respond to your stupidity, but I just can't let this one pass. AMERICANS are occupying because of folks like you. They are tired of you and your GOP/TEABAGGING BS! They want jobs...they want reasonable living wages! They want healthcare...and they want you and the rest of your ilk to pay your fair share of taxes. People have finally awken and started standing up for themselves! They're no longer gullible to your BS! Ahmadenijad has nothing to do with that.

    October 18, 2011 at 12:12 am |
    • Bill in STL

      But is Congress fault not mine.... you the people of America have to do this for me ..... MAKE them stop.... OH and BTS ... The CLASS portion of my health care, you know the one that was supposed to provide 86 billion in savings for the other part of my health care.... Yeah that one ..... It won't work and would be fically irresponsible.... So you still hve to pay and you are not going to get that savings... and oh one other thing .... I am in need of money so all you people in areas that are hurtin and are not going to get better .... pay me!

      October 18, 2011 at 3:48 am |
      • jean2009

        Do you know what you are talking about? I don't think the rest of us have a clue about that mess you just spewed.
        Are you bemoaning the fact that the CLASS Act isn't financial feasible with all the requirements put on it by Rethugliklans, or that the office overseeing it is being downsized because people had the good sense to cut overhead expenses until it can be reviewed or less costly ways can be found to implement the program.

        http://howardgleckman.com/blog/?tag=class-act

        October 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Jean ... it is fairly clear..... The first part is my analogy of what the president is saying....

        The second is refuting the viability of this health care reform ... CLASS was to be a big protion of the savings that would pay for near universal health care... BUT CLASS is not fiscally sound.

        The third was the fact that the biggest contributors to this presidents campaign seem to be those that need money the most.... IT seem disingenous at best for this president to take the money from people whom he proclaims he is helping.

        October 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Who's BARACK OBAMA the 'Dictator' over? He couldn't be one over the REPUBLICAN PARTY and their obstructive followers like yourself. He certainly isn't a dictator over us! Most intelligent liberals and indepents agree with him! Traitor? To whom or what is he a traitor? Traitor to your job killing ideology, the continuous efforts you folk keep putting out here to ultimately keep us poor so your rich can stay rich? Traitor to the status quo policy of keeping Americans dumbed-down to what's really going on?

    October 18, 2011 at 12:31 am |
    • Bill in STL

      You are probably right here Liz .... To most conservatives ... he seems to want to be the next Hugo Chavez.... to most liberals .... he is the pied piper 😉

      October 18, 2011 at 3:49 am |
  4. Bill in STL

    Just remember I was giving you my preception of what these statments our president is making ... they are not measured, nor dignified as befitting the office he holds. He spreads blame as fast as he can..... Tell me ... what has been his response to the CLASS failure? I have not heard one word.... BUT .... opposition to HIS bills a proposals result in a tirade of blaming those across the isle....

    October 18, 2011 at 9:41 pm |